Getting a good start in windsurfing is essential to your success. A successful first day depends on correct equipment and good weather conditions. Learning to windsurf is a lot easier if someone shows you how. Patient and professional, our windsurfing Beach Instructors are worth their weight in gold.
For the Beginner Lessons we have chosen a great sailing location with a sandy beach surrounded by a protective reef. We only sail when the weather conditions are suitable. In the lesson we give you specialized beginner's boards that are strong and stable. Our instructors then select a sail for each individual student. The size of the sail should be matched to each individual based on their height, weight and strength. This is a very important step to ensure your maximum enjoyment.
We pride ourselves in our ability to offer individualized equipment selections thanks to our extensive quiver of sails. Once you have your gear, we show you how to put it together correctly. This important step comes in handy if you want to rent equipment at a later time or you are buying your own.
Next we start on the sand for a short land lesson, and we explain; how to use the sail, about the wind, and how to stop and turn around. We then we take you onto the water using a correct launching techniques. Your instructor gets into the water with you to help you apply the techniques you have learned. We show you how to align your board to the wind, how to pull up the sail without straining your back, easy turning techniques, power control and steering. We never get too far from shore, and we concentrate on giving you a reliable technique that will give you confidence in the water. Our instructors can hold onto your board and stabilize it for you as you first get going. They also give you constant feedback and encouragement to help you progress, then you can go solo a little further from shore, where our Instructors can show you some more advanced skills.
If you get tired you can simply sit down on the board and if necessary our Instructor can sail or swim you and your board back to the beach, where you can rest before trying again. We always keep a close eye on you so that you are never left to blow away, there is no need to get frustrated. Our time tested methods ensure that you will get the maximum enjoyment from your lesson, and keep you motivated for more. After the single beginner lesson, many people will want to upgrade to the three-day course. This is easy, just pay the difference, or just keep coming one day at a time and pay as you go.
These courses are great for beginners and people with some previous windsurfing experience. We prefer to go in the mornings for the softer breezes. The water is also calmer and less crowded. Our lesson area is in located is a sheltered cove that is protected from the waves by a surrounding reef.
When you are booking this course the days need not be consecutive, and we can start on any day of the week. This course is a great introduction and the fast track into the sport of windsurfing. This course also suits people with a challenging schedule. In the windsurfing short course we can cover a progressive range of skills for beginner or advanced sailors. No experience is required, however this course also suits beginners with a few lessons under their belt, or the Sailor who may be a little rusty after being away from the water for a while.
We use our easy to use super stable boards, and a range of sail sizes suited to the individual sailor.
Some of the techniques covered: Wind-basics, balance-basics, self-launching, rope-start, rope-turns, mast-turns, tacking, fast-tack, basic jibe, beach starts, upwind sailing and reaching. We provide you with the boards and a range of sail sizes to accelerate your learning process. After this course you should be confident enough to rent beginners equipment and practice on your own.
Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
24 hour cancellation is required.